Patrul Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887) was one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of the nineteenth century. Famous for his precise and direct style, he shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer, writing his book in a rustic hermitage under an overhanging rock.

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A Reader’s Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva

Please visit The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop or sign up for our Tibetan Buddhist email list for more information.   The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher  and  revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known for his...
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A Reader's Guide to the Five Maitreya Texts: The "Zip Files" of the Mahayana

by Karl Brunnhölzl The five works that the Tibetan tradition ascribes to Maitreya resemble zip files that contain all the profound and vast topics of the Buddhist teachings. In their traditional order: The Ornament of Clear Realization comments on the emptiness taught in the prajnaparamita sutras...
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A Reader's Guide on Tibetan Buddhist Essentials: An Exploration of the Nyingma Lineage with Tulku Thondup

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in East Tibet and was recognized to be a tulku at age five. He studied at Tibet’s famed Dodrupchen Monastery, settling in India in 1958, and teaching for many years in its universities. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Madhyamika in Nyingma: The Reasons for Being Able to Relinquish the Obscurations Completely

The following article is from the Spring, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. This short excerpt is taken from Groundless Paths: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament...
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The Teacher-Student Relationship: Jamgon Kongtrul

The following article is from the Spring, 1998 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodu Thaye, translation and commentary by Ron Garry, foreword by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche,...
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